Tag: Launceston Technical High School

Launceston Junior Technical School, later (1949) known as Launceston Technical High School

   MOTO: CUM STUDIO ET HONORE – With Zeal and Honour. Beginnings – On 10 February 1919, when the school doors were thrown open to admit students, 55 boys were enrolled and soon after, increasing to 63. Later in the year, the Spanish flu struck, and the school was closed from late August till mid-October, and […]

Jan (Jaan) Ferdinand Jouke Boersma (1943-2020)

Jaan Boersma was dux of the Launceston Technical High School in 1959, gaining eight credits from all eight subjects which  provided a springboard for his distinguished career. Jaan, as an eight year old, arrived in Tasmania from Holland with his parents and siblings. Here he completed his primary school education at the Cormiston Road State […]